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America’s Unwritten Constitution by Akhil Reed Amar

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CHAPTER 12

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE

America’s Unfinished Constitution

Following in the footsteps of their grandmothers, American feminists in the 1960s and 1970s put the issue of women’s equality back at the center of America’s constitutional conversation. What items, in turn, should the grandchildren of these late twentieth-century crusaders place on America’s unfinished agenda?

MARCH FOR WOMEN’S LIBERATION, WASHINGTON, D.C., AUGUST 26, 1970.

Following in the footsteps of their grandmothers, American feminists in the 1960s and 1970s put the issue of women’s equality back at the center of America’s constitutional conversation. What items, in turn, should the grandchildren of these late twentieth-century crusaders place on America’s unfinished agenda?

THE LAST ASPECT OF AMERICA’S UNWRITTTEN CONSTITUTION that we shall explore is the Constitution still to be written, the hoped-for Constitution of 2020—and of 2121 and 2222.

What should our future Constitution ...

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